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TOPIC: ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed.

ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed. 6 months 2 weeks ago #173092

student2007 wrote: Thank you for your reply. Is this something the tax people will contact us directly about? Or do we have to get a specific form? Do you have any guides that cover tax for CB-ESA, please?


Although the DWP should notify HMRC this does not remove the need for you/her need to notify HMRC.

I'm afraid we do not advise on tax on the forum.

Just because her ESA(CB) is liable to tax does not mean that she will pay any, it will depend on whether her taxable income exceeds her Personal Allowance, I would try an get face to face advice from the CAB.

Gordon

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ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed. 6 months 2 weeks ago #173145

The personal allowance for tax year 2015-16 was £10,600, so if your mum's total income for the year was under that there would be no tax to pay. Hope this helps, Elaine

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ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed. 6 months 2 weeks ago #173154

Thank you for both your replies. Yes my mum’s income for 2015-2016 was well below £10,000. I will look into notifying HMRC.

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ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed. 6 months 2 weeks ago #173428

Hello,

This morning I received a capability for work questionnaire, it has been awhile since I've filled one out. I will go through the members guides here very carefully before I fill anything in. But what I am unsure about is how my health has changed. I suffer with mental health difficulties for nearly a decade now. I've always had somatic symptoms with that too. But, I developed a condition where I struggle to walk, my gait has changed, I also experience a lot of pain both at rest and walking. Sometimes I lose my balance without warning and now that the weather is colder that affects me too. I've had various tests via a neurologist and they believe this due to my mental health difficulties. But how do I fill this out on the form, does this class as something that goes in the physical section or do I just put it in the notes?

Thanks for your help.

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ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed. 6 months 2 weeks ago #173431

Student

All you can do is explain the issue as best you can but be aware the ESA legislation clearly separates physical and mental health issues from each other, you will only score points for your walking problems if the underlying condition is a physical one.

Also ESA is not a walking test, it is a Mobility test! In addition to your walking it considers your ability to self-propel a manual wheelchair over the same distances, you do not need to be using a wheelchair or even to own one for it to be considered. SO even if you can show your walking is restricted, unless you can also show that you cannot self-propel the wheelchair you will still not score points.

Gordon

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ESA reassessment feeling overwhelmed. 6 months 2 weeks ago #173515

Gordon wrote: Student

All you can do is explain the issue as best you can but be aware the ESA legislation clearly separates physical and mental health issues from each other, you will only score points for your walking problems if the underlying condition is a physical one.

Also ESA is not a walking test, it is a Mobility test! In addition to your walking it considers your ability to self-propel a manual wheelchair over the same distances, you do not need to be using a wheelchair or even to own one for it to be considered. SO even if you can show your walking is restricted, unless you can also show that you cannot self-propel the wheelchair you will still not score points.

Gordon


Thank you Gordon. So i'll stick with putting this in the part of how your condition affects you section, because it is a symptom of my mental health really.
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